The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio on September 13, 1991 · Page 89
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Friday, September 13, 1991
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H ' .-t Nurses9 Death, life vie in hospital ERs BY WALT SCHAEFER The Cincinnati Enquirer N ancy Franklin rides a helicopter into a world of trauma and pain. She, and others like her, try to save lives. Franklin has worked as a flight nurse for University Hospital Air Care for three of her seven years as a critical care nurse. A cadre of nurses toil in the hectic arenas of trauma and disease called the "ERs" or fly in helicopters to face life and death situations. These nurses and doctors face ever-changing emotions from the euphoria of helping save a life to the helplessness of feeling death's clutch. There are three hospitals in Cincinnati that see the worst. University Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital are classed as Level One Trauma Units facilities with a complete complement of medical specialists on duty 24 hours a day. Children's Hospital Medical Center, with a like complement of personnel, provides all critical emergency care in Greater Cincinnati to children and teens. And, there is the helicopter. "In an ER, you have a lot more people Parade features fun and fezzes, ends too fast The Cheviot Harvest Home parade, a mega-dose of homespun Americana, was a 2'2-hour-long procession last week, but even at that, it was not long enough. While the Harvest Home festival may have outgrown its home, this doggone parade needs to be LONGER. Shoot for four hours in '92. The street lights came on and the western sky was bathed in a warm orange glow when the Geiler Heating and Air Conditioning golf carts headed up North Bend Road to end the parade. Peacemakers, this year's parade theme, were everywhere. The county prosecutor brought his assistants and the county sheriff brought his jet skis as well as a corps of marching administrators and detectives in blue suits and shiny black shoes. There might even have been a canine unit in that Simon Leis Jr. battalion. Politicians came in waves Other politicians came: Cincinnati City Council, Cincinnati Board of Education, Cheviot and Green Township candidates. School bands were as common as parking meters. It wouldn't be Harvest Home without the Judy Link Dance and Baton Studio Linkettes, and Vandegriff Gymnastics had a trampoline in tow. Of course Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts were there, too.. The highlight, certainly, was the giant rotating fez, which signaled Shriner hoopla. The Shriners drove little cars in circles: sports cars, Corvettes and tiny Blazers. They did close-order dinky motorcycle turns. They played goofy music, carried swords . . . wore M.C. Hammer pantaloons. At dusk, people opened strollers and left en masse some fulfilled, others doubtlessly disappointed. The parade was not long enough. Cheviot Mayor Michael Laumann is convinced that longer is not better. "I like the parade just the way it is," he said. "If you've ever marched in the last division in the pitch dark, it's long enough." He says he knows because he's been there more than once. Greg Dragon, a 41-year-old Cheviot hairdresser who works out of his shop on North Bend Avenue, agrees with Laumann: "A parade of politicians is no parade at all." 'This is a Cheviot spectacle' He remembers a Harvest Home parade of years gone by that was dominated by intricate floats sponsored by area department stores. What happened to that public spirit? Swallowed up by merger, no doubt. The loss is something to lament. "Still, this is a Cheviot spectacle," he said. In the interest of Americana and tradition, this promenade must be longer. How? Here's an idea: Make it participatory, like a baseball or football game, by giving politicians a second loop and letting on-lookers heckle and jibe. Give our elected officials three loops if they think they can take the abuse or the acclaim. Bring the sheriffs guys through again, too. A helicopter in tow is truly something to behold. Let the Shriners ride on through one more time as well. Another option, in lieu of more floats, bands and politicians? At 8:30 p.m., freeze the parade and let observers walk past a now-stationary pageant to Americana as they leave the small town of Cheviot. That'd be a nice twist, something that would surely keep the crowds coming back for more for years to come. The Cincinnati EnquirerErnest Coleman Simar Rice, 8, gets help from Children's nurse Debbie Soellner after an asthma attack. opened the door. She was thrown out of the car as it was going at a high speed and her body caught a sign or something along the road. She had a near amputation of her arm," Franklin said. The girl was in critical condition. She was losing blood. Her mental state was altered. She had a punctured lung. "She was one I flew back with who I thought may die," Franklin said. The child lost her arm, but otherwise has recovered. "Her sisters and brothers made a poster that said: 'Thank you for saving our sister's life.' We used it for our Christmas card last year," Franklin said. Emergency nursing is a profession filled r .with action, loaded with stress and anger and frustration. Nurses agreed a key prerequisite to the job is being able to switch gears to go from a fever to a gunshot wound, from a slow pace to a fast one. Connie White, 58, a 35-year nursing veteran with 19 years in the University Hospital ER, is disturbed by the number of rapes she sees. "We get an average of one a night. It's so common and so emotional. We listen. They are so emotionally upset." As an emergency room nurse at Children's Hospital Medical Center, Debbie Soellner, 30, often deals with hurting youngsters. She deals with child abuse. "I was emotionally struck by a 3-year-old child who was abused. She was brought in practically dead and she later died. She had been beaten. The babysitter found her (Please see NURSES, Page 2) years of service. Brown, 45, has replaced the only director in the Clermont agency's history, Lois B. Dale. She retired in June after 23 years of nurturing the senior services from a one-woman, half-time secretary operation to today's major social agency with an annual budget of $3 million. Brown heads a staff of 78 with headquarters in the United Way Building on Front Wheel Drive. death. "The incident that sticks in my mind was a 2 '2-year-old girl who was involved in an automobile accident near Fayetteville (in Brown County). She apparently was in the back seat of the car and somehow around to help you," said Franklin, 34, of Pleasant Ridge. "At an accident scene you are working in a confined area like the back of a life squad or in a helicopter. It may be 100 outside with no circulation (inside) and you're dealing with life and JTF FW Brown a low-key leader New Clermont Senior Services CEO delegates work A4 :r My job is to treat it now as a grown-up. It's as though I'm taking over at the start of Act J V -r BY ALICE HORNBAKER The Cincinnati Enquirer In his new role as president and chief executive officer of Clermont Senior .Services Inc., George R. Brown said he'll be not only approachable but accessible. So when a phone rings at Clermont offices in Batavia and the caller asks for the director, Brown said he will be on the other end of the line. GEORGE R. BROWN presidentchief executive officer Clermont Senior Services Inc. Though Brown, who started work July 1, might be a new face to some seniors in Clermont, to professionals in the field of aging in Ohio and Indiana, he's well known. Brown came to Clermont from Indiana where he was director of Aging Services Division, Indiana Department of Human Services. He oversaw a $35 million budget and 16 area agencies on aging. Cincinnati professionals remember him as the personable associate director of the Cincinnati Council on Aging. He left there in 1985 after seven "I know how much Lois was loved here. She really put this agency on its feet. My job is to treat it now as a grown-up. It's as though I'm taking over at the start of Act II. In Act I the agency went through infancy and teens. It's up to me to carry on from there." He has already begun. His leadership style is to delegate authority. Dale, by comparison, used to call her style one of a benevolent dictator. (Please see BROWN, Page 4) The Cincinnati EnquirerFred Straub George Brown, president and chief executive officer of Clermont Senior Services, Inc., wants to be accessible to the public. r where dogs are judged against American Kennel Club breed standards for appearance and movement, will begin at 12:30 p.m. Information: 474-1591 or 474-3378. NEW RICHMOND Instruction for parents who want to help their children read better is available at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the New Richmond branch library, 107 Market St. A version of the Laubach tutoring method, which uses phonics to teach reading skills, will be used in the class. Information: 553-2553. ANDERSON TOWNSHIP The Cincinnati Sea Lyons synchronized swim club will present Peter Pan, a water show, Saturday and Sunday at 7 p.m. at M.E. Lyons YMCA, 8108 Clough Road. Tickets are $2, available at the door. If your public event or activity needs a bit of promotion, submissions are welcome. Mail or deliver to: Enquirer EXa-TRA, 200 Technecenter Drive, Suite 206, Milford, Ohio 45150. They should be received at least two weeks In advance. D vj e 1 r4 1 1 j i v i ville. A canine "good citizen" exam, which tests dogs' companionship skills by placing them in different situations, will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost: $3. Dogs must be licensed and leashed, and owners must bring a copy of the dog's immunization records. Obedience classes begin at 8 a.m.; classes for conformation competition, BATAVIA Philip Crosby, author and lecturer on quality management, will be featured in a live television conference from George Washington University in the nation's capital at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. The $59 fee includes lunch, Call center Director Don Perry for more information, 732-521 1 . OWENSVILLE The Clermont County Dog Training Club's Fall Fun Match, a practice competition for dogs and owners, will start at 8 a.m. Sunday at the county fairgrounds in Owens- DESPITE THEIR AGES, sisters Elsa Waterman, 96, and Clara Hasemeier, 99, still live together in Hyde Park, where they enjoy helping others. Reporter Randy Mc-Nutt talks to two "gracious, witty" women whose lives span a century. HOW NUTRITIOUS ARE those tater tots, pizzas and peaches-in-jello that schools feed students? Reporter Steve Kemme talks to nutrition experts and students. - a i

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